Something very fun is happening today! I’m launching a shorter-format podcast where I pray for you every single day of the year. (Prayers appreciated for endurance!) The idea originated from my author marketing mastermind group when we had our yearly gathering.  And it’s connected to my latest book, Jesus Every Day. But, really, the passion […]

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Podcast break for Christmas!


Just a quick note that we’ll be taking a Restory Show break during the next two weeks. Watch for an AMAZING show coming up on January 2nd, just in time for you to work through your new year.

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Your art matters


I spoke at a single’s gathering last week, and as I spoke, I again felt it in my gut: This is what I am supposed to do. To speak. To hear from God and share what I’ve learned with others. And still the doubts lingered, even after that rush of knowing. Does it matter? Do […]

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10 Ways to Dethrone Debbie (or Donald) Downer


Here are some verses you probably already have memorized: “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT. I believe joy is a mindset. And I believe I’ve missed it many times. The apostle Paul encourages us […]

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  This has been a rejuvenating project to create art every day of Lent. I’ve learned a lot about myself. I realized how afraid I am of imperfections. I found extreme joy in the sheer process of creating something that didn’t involve paragraphs and word counts. I discovered how much I enjoy painting. I saw […]

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   Friend, today remember what Jesus did for you, then let your soul feel its worth. 

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That pesky word


  This is my word for the year and I am failing at it. My gut level response is fear and worry and stress. I wish I would trust instead. Thankful for grace that holds me even in panic and humanness.  

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God’s universal love


   I’m so grateful for God’s outrageous gift of Jesus. 

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Resurrection hope


   I’m grateful that a tomb cannot hold my heart. It could not hold Jesus!

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